Adrian Peterson Reportedly Interested In Playing For The Dallas Cowboys If He Becomes a Free Agent

While the NFL off-season is just over two days old, speculation has already begun about <a href="">Adrian Peterson Jersey</a> one of the best running backs to ever play. It was reported on Monday that current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson might have an interest in returning to his home state to play for the Dallas Cowboys, if he is not retained by his team next season. Peterson has one year left on his contract, however, and would need to be released by the Vikings in order for another team to sign him.
Peterson is not a free agent yet and could be in limbo until March 11th, when the Vikings have to decide if they will pay him the $6 million roster bonus that he is due. Peterson would have a $11.75 million base salary for the 2017 season and <a href="">Adrian Peterson Authentic Jersey</a> a salary cap hit of $18 million. While much needs to happen for Peterson to become a free agent, running backs turning 32 years old are often out of the game altogether, let along accounting for a salary cap hit of that magnitude.

The connection between Peterson and <a href="">Adrian Peterson Womens Jersey</a> the Cowboys,however, is on-going. Don Van Natta Jr. of ESPN The Magazine reported in 2014 that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones received a call from Peterson about playing for the team whenever his commitment was completed in Minnesota.

Jones had this to say about the reported phone call:

"Well, I understand, Adrian," Jones told Peterson. "I'd like that, too. ... Well, I love your story. <a href=""> I love your daddy's story. I've always respected what you've been about. I've always been a fan of yours."

While Peterson denied the conversation, <a href=""> he spoke of having discussions with "NFL colleagues" in a story that was reported on the Vikings official website. While leaving the team in 2014 seemed highly unlikely, the former All-Pro running back missed 13 games last season and recorded just 72 yards on 37 carries. This amounted to just 1.95 yards per carry.

Peterson's potential return to Dallas would be a homecoming for him, after attending high school in T<a href=""> exas and before becoming an All-American at the University of Oklahoma. He was drafted 7th by Minnesota in the 2007 NFL Draft and he has played for the team ever since. He has had a remarkable Hall of Fame career, accumulating seven 1000+ yard seasons and one season when he rushed for 2097 yards in 2012.